A Town of Portola Valley Utility Users Tax, Measure P
ballot question was on the November 3, 2009 ballot
for voters in the Town of Portola Valley in San Mateo County
, where it was approved.
At the time of the vote on Measure P, the Town of Portola Valley already levied a utility tax of 5.5% on telephone, gas, water and electricity charges. With the approval of Measure P, that tax:
- Decreased to 4.5% for a period of four years from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2014.
- Is set to return 5.5% in 2014.
Note: Portola Valley has a separate Utility User’s Tax of 2% levied on telephone, gas, water and electricity charges, the proceeds of which are earmarked for the Town’s restricted Open Space Fund.
| Measure P|
| Yes|| 1,229|| 82.6%|
- These final, certified, results are from the San Mateo County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|| Measure P: "Do the People of the Town of Portola Valley adopt an ordinance that continues the reduced four and one-half percent (4.5%) Utility Users Tax levied on telephone, gas, water and electricity, set forth in Chapter 3.32 of the Portola Valley Municipal Code, for a period of four (4) years from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2014?"
- Portola Valley Councilman Steve Toben.
About Portola Valley
Portola Valley is an incorporated town in San Mateo County with a population of about 4,400 as of the 2000 census. It is one of the top forty wealthiest towns in the United States, with a median household income of $158,217 a year. Within the State of California, Portola Valley is ranked as the sixth wealthiest place.